By the Second

Lethality is difficult to comprehend.  A million people, ten million people, a hundred people dead–they are all more bodies than most of us can fathom.  Here are three desieses in terms of how often they kill a person.

Malaria: One person every 30 seconds.

AIDS: One person every 15 seconds.

TB: One person every 18 seconds.

It is far more lethal than Malaria and only a little behind the spectre of AIDS.  The problem should be self-evident.


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